"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:
Rupert was almost as angry as he was afraid - but D____ it, the business dinner was full on, and Lord Williamsham had stringently promised after their last altercation to keep his social events to when his family was out of the house. Now all eleven were drunkenly singing a chorus of "The Beggar's Chorus' in full 5 part round as well!
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And because I like you all, here's the print as a 1024x768 desktop wallpaper image.
Post-tober Fest continues apace - despite some weekend faltering...
Today I scanned in images of a pamphlet (1850-1910?) that I found tucked inside of an old book. Scans of the book itself and the pamphlet can be found here.
more under the cut...
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"There is a drowsy state between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your eyes half open and yourself half conscious of everything that is passing around you, than you would in five nights with your eyes fast closed, and your senses wrapped in perfect unconsciousness. At such times, a mortal knows just enough of what his mind is doing, to form some glimmering conception of its mighty powers."
--Chapter IX of Oliver Twist
"Of the many dead persons I have seen, I have uniformly observed that sixteen, eighteen, or twenty-four hours after death (depending on the disease) they have had a more beautiful form, better defined, more proportionate, harmonized, homogenous, more noble, more exalted than they ever had during life." --Lavater
Wandering Between Two Worlds:
Victorian England's Search for Meaning
x-posted to gaslamp and darkvictoria